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adjective as in diluted

adjective as in melted


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The Mixsi Hard Case’s screen protector is made of tempered glass, so it’s difficult to shatter despite its super thin material.

The tempered rate of inflation, which should allay the market’s fears of an overheated economy, owed a lot to a slowdown in the prices of used cars, which had galloped upwards in the spring and early summer.

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The domineering, short-tempered father we meet in flashbacks is contrasted with the humbler, gentler dad who engages in banter and sings Lady Gaga with his son on the road.

Sure to last, the frame is made of rust-resistant painted iron, the table top is made of tempered glass, and the cushions are quick-drying.

“I am inclined to claim tempered optimism, since offshore wind development is only partly driven by the federal government, and just as much driven by local rules and regulations, and local activism and acceptance,” she said.

But for some of us, while its closing was sad, it was a tempered sadness.

And the days in which a director, even Alfred Hitchcock, can get him for a million are gone the way of the sweet-tempered usher.

Needless to say, a certain famously hot-tempered five-term senator and former presidential candidate was not at all amused.

Those were the valuable aspects of womanhood at the time: being pretty and even-tempered and sweet.

However, Tyrion is portrayed as even-tempered and intelligent, an underrated force of his own.

There was a band playing down at Klein's hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.

Hexam watched her with an amused indulgence that in no wise tempered his mounting admiration.

"I wonder you keep such an ugly tempered brute about the house," retorted the woman.

Reaching into one of the secret pockets of his wide black belt he removed a curiously shaped tool of finest tempered steel.

From those odd eyes of his, his countenance gathered an air of superciliousness tempered by a gentle melancholy.

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On this page you'll find 239 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tempered, such as: adulterated, cut, dilute, impaired, impoverished, and light.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.